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Poster: cashel Date: Aug 24, 2004 3:30pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Other forward thinkers

It was only three years ago,that I first tried the Internet Archive and the wonder is still with me. However people who I have met since then have never used the Archive. I give enthusiastic descriptions but when later I ask,I find that none of them have bothered. I have not seen any mention in the australian media this year(TV, newspapers,etc). My opinion is that modern education is directed to earning a living and the thirst for knowledge is not inspired

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Poster: glenn Date: Aug 26, 2004 7:27am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Other forward thinkers

You can say that again. I've recommended this site to home school folk, and had them not do more than look blankly at the front page.

I wonder if there is something we could do to make the archive more inviting at first glance? Maybe a New User Portal Page of some sort might be in order? 'Sophisticatd users' seem to have few problems, but the first time on this site might be daunting to some.

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Poster: cashel Date: Aug 26, 2004 9:35am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Other forward thinkers

In my city, there hs been a "dumbiing down" process over the last decade. The daily newspaper has gone from large broadsheet to tabloid with shorter news stories. The television has fewer serious programs.(the children,s programming is pitiful). The videorental store does little .

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Poster: mountain_rage Date: Sep 20, 2004 6:02am
Forum: web Subject: Re: Other forward thinkers

I would imagine building a relationship with such search engines as google and yahoo to merge the archive into their search engine could cause more people to start looking at the pages. For example just have a check box to search into the archive. That way if people are looking for a site that used to exist and only now exists in the archive google or yahoo would show it as a archived site.

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Poster: connellybarnes Date: Sep 3, 2004 1:49pm
Forum: web Subject: Re: Other forward thinkers

Wow, what a great quote cashel! I agree with you 100%, and could not have said it better myself.